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Booked for Summer

posted Jun 16, 2017, 4:15 PM by Kelly Jobel

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

“Booked for Summer” encourages learning all year long

City schools are kicking off a new initiative which educators hope will keep students of all grades reading and learning during the summer months. The program, called “Booked for Summer,” is a school district-wide coordination of resources and learning goals that will touch every student.

“Our schools and teachers have always encouraged students to read during their time away from the classroom,” said superintendent Dr. Bolgen Vargas. “What’s different this summer is that we are collaborating community-wide to share ideas and set expectations for all of our students, no matter which school they attend.”

The Booked for Summewebsite provides learning resources, including recommended reading lists by grade level, goal trackers, and event calendars. The information covers pre-k through grade 12.

Preschool and elementary school students through grade four can participate in the Booked for Summer passport program, an ongoing activity in which children can visit various locations around Manchester and get their “passports” stamped for completing a goal. At the middle school level, students will establish learning goals and an outline for accomplishing them. Graduating fifth graders will be directed to the middle school section of the website. High school students – including rising ninth graders – will find links to articles related to the summer reading theme promoted by state libraries across the country. Peer-recommended books make up the high school summer reading lists. 
Part of Booked for Summer’s launch includes a book drive for elementary schools. From now until June 9, members of the community can donate picture books and appropriate chapter books to any elementary school. They will be sorted and shared among all 14 schools to make sure that every child in preschool through fifth grade receives a book to bring home.

Community organizations and businesses are helping to promote Booked for Summer. Some have agreed to be passport locations, such as SEE Science Center, Amoskeag Fishwways, and the Currier Museum of Art. Students and families also can check the Booked for Summer website for information on learning activities and various summer reading reward programs like those sponsored by the Manchester City Library and Barnes & Noble Booksellers, among others.

“We appreciate when our partners use their influence to support education in Manchester and supplement our efforts,” said Dr. Vargas. “Working together, we can make a greater impact on our students and have a better chance of success in making summer reading a priority.”

The schools will officially introduce students to Booked for Summer in the last week of school, June 12-14.  Printed materials will be provided and discussed before the students leave school for summer vacation.

Students and families are encouraged to use the #booked4summer hashtag on social media or email to share with the community what they’re reading and learning.

Fun in the Sun Program

posted Jun 4, 2017, 2:04 PM by Kelly Jobel

Canned goods due on Thursday June 1st

posted May 29, 2017, 8:59 AM by Kelly Jobel

Canned goods due on Thursday June 1st 

Memorial Day Concerts - Tuesday May 30, 2017

posted May 29, 2017, 8:58 AM by Kelly Jobel

Memorial Day Concerts - Tuesday May 30, 2017

9:30 AM 
 Balboni / Austin 
Provencher / Duquette 
Babcock / Schuff / Grade 5* 
Grade 4

Waligura / Keefe 
Moran / Delay
Dow / Golden / Gardner / Audet
Parker-Varney String Orchestra

*Some band students who performed at the May 15th Step Up Concert at Manchester West will not perform in the Memorial Day Concert - Questions please email

Book Drive

posted May 24, 2017, 8:52 PM by Kelly Jobel

Unclaimed Raffle Winners - Ice Cream Social

posted Apr 20, 2017, 8:44 PM by Kelly Jobel   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 9:09 PM ]

Raffle Winners - Ice Cream Social - Prizes must be claimed by May 3 
Outdoor Play 17317
Camping Fun  17301
Experience Basket 40766
Family Game Night 17954 
Please email to claim your prize.  

Two-hour delay and no morning preschool Wednesday, March 15.

posted Mar 15, 2017, 1:55 AM by Kelly Jobel

Two-hour delay and no morning preschool Wednesday, March 15.

Manchester public schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 14

posted Mar 13, 2017, 3:47 PM by Kelly Jobel

Due to the impending winter storm, Manchester public schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 14. Stay safe!

Registration for 2017 - 2018 School

posted Mar 9, 2017, 4:36 AM by Kelly Jobel

It's time to think about next September! 
Incoming kindergarten or first grade students, and any elementary-age child new to Manchester School District in the 2017/18 school year are welcome to register on the date listed for their neighborhood school.

Yearbook 2017

posted Feb 28, 2017, 7:12 AM by Kelly Jobel

Order your 2017 yearbook online by March 31, 2017 for $8.00. 

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